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Is the House on Fire?

Is the House on Fire?

| November 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, With this month’s editorial, I felt like I should use this space and time to talk about burnout and […]

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Physical Inactivity and Low Protein Intake: A Recipe for Disaster

Physical Inactivity and Low Protein Intake: A Recipe for Disaster

| November 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Individuals undergoing bariatric surgery are at a particularly high risk of losing excessive lean body mass, which increases the risk for the development (or worsening) […]

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A Global Perspective

A Global Perspective

| October 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, I just had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 3rd International Bariatric Club (IBC) Oxford University […]

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Rethinking Preoperative Weight Loss

Rethinking Preoperative Weight Loss

| October 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Much has been said and written to decry the validity of insurance-required preoperative weight loss as it pertains to outcomes. Indeed, there appears to […]

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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, DABS-FPMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Dear Colleagues, One of my favorite country songs is “Timing is Everything” by Garrett Hedlund.  “It can happen so fast, or […]

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An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

An Expert Perspective on Childhood Obesity

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, which seems timely as our children head back to school this fall. As a society, we strive for […]

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Always Improving

Always Improving

| August 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, I had the pleasure of attending the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference in Chicago just a […]

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Nonresponders—What’s a Doc to Do?

Nonresponders—What’s a Doc to Do?

| August 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, To date, bariatric surgery is the most proven approach to achieving effective, meaningful weight loss. While I do believe the research lags in terms of […]

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Perspectives on the ASMBS Annual Meeting

Perspectives on the ASMBS Annual Meeting

| July 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio; Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery UT Health San Antonio; Director, Christus Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Colleagues, This editorial comes after our first in-person annual meeting of the American […]

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Is it Time for a COE Designation for the Field of Obesity Medicine?

Is it Time for a COE Designation for the Field of Obesity Medicine?

| July 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA, is the Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Dear Readers, Bariatric surgeons have the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), and before that it was the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD). […]

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